As Russia continues its attack on Ukraine, images and videos are being circulated on social media that illustrate the heartbreak and fear many are experiencing in the country. People taking shelter in crowded subway stations, family members waving farewell to their loved ones on trains and victims directly affected by the attacks are some of the devastating scenes being captured and shared on the web.
The war in Ukraine is already tearing families apart. Here a child is being sent off by her father.
— Raymond Chang (@tweetraychang) February 25, 2022
As Russia's troops close in on the centre of #Kyiv, thousands of Ukrainians are being handed out weapons to defend their homes, their families, their city, their homeland.#Ukraine #UkraineRussia #UkraineRussie pic.twitter.com/uHWEmzPqYr
— C.qani Bardacad Xajiin (@Cqani_Bardacad) February 25, 2022
Newborn infants from the neonatal intensive care unit at a children’s hospital in Dnipro, in eastern Ukraine, were moved into a makeshift bomb shelter on a lower level of the building on Thursday. https://t.co/l8RAcFMTud pic.twitter.com/kWud9ktt2P
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 25, 2022
— Dami’ Adenuga (@DAMIADENUGA) February 25, 2022
Families in Ukraine's Kharkiv sleeping in the subway as battles rage above ground. pic.twitter.com/EVvedRtrEr
— 🏴 PCDoc 🏴 (@PCDoc_Bolton) February 24, 2022
WATCH: An elderly man whose car was reportedly crushed by a Russian tank in malicious fashion is rescued by several bystanders in Kyiv, Ukraine. It's a miracle he survived! pic.twitter.com/Sk0A8b0iwz
— Cam Higby 🇺🇸 (@camhigby) February 25, 2022
🛑🛑🛑 Please protect young children and the elderly and women.
And this brutality must be stopped. The United Nations should not sit and watch the spectacle. Don't people seem to be upset? ...#Ukraine #Russia #Putin pic.twitter.com/93KabH3ft6
— Ghulam Mustafa (@GhulamM48154266) February 25, 2022
— Tetiana Bezruk (@t_bezruk) February 24, 2022
— cherrynator 🇺🇦 (@cherrycrusherr) February 25, 2022
Students from abroad who are studying in Ukraine are also scrambling to get out of the country.
Today afternoon more than 470 students will exit the Ukraine and enter Romania through the Porubne-Siret Border. We are moving Indians located at the border to neighbouring countries for onward evacuation. Efforts are underway to relocate Indians coming from the hinterland. pic.twitter.com/iLFTWHifpm
— India in Ukraine (@IndiainUkraine) February 25, 2022
Pictures of Indian Students being evacuated by Indian Govt from Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/JmwerKxuHO
— G Pradeep (@pradeep_gee) February 25, 2022
Ghanaians students stranded in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/1ZTjr9TVmd
— Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) February 25, 2022
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a Ukrainian-born professional dancer from the TV show Dancing with the Stars who is currently in Kyiv, has been posting updates from his Instagram accounts about what's happening. In his stories on Friday, he spoke of civilian people gearing up to help fighters on the frontlines.